Sunday, 27 April 2008

Purple weekend!!!

I visited a local craft shop and bought some new fabby papers and ribbons. As with all new stash I wanted to use it right away, so the following cards have all been done using the same supplies. Papers are by 'The Paper Company Studio' and the 3 that tempted me were, 'Aubergine Lattice, Rose Impression and Chateau Stripe'.

This card is for the challenge over on Mojo Monday. Image is from Pink Petticoat, Jewels are from Kaiser.

The 2nd card another sketch challenge over on Papertake. This image was very kindly sent to me by a friend.. it's a Hanglar & Stanglar, just gorgeous.

This next card is another sketch, this time on Ismaki. Image is another of my gift Hanglar & Stanglar. I just love the idea of a bright pink dinosaur!!

UK Scrappers cybercrop

There has been a cybercrop over on UKScrappers this weekend. I'm not one for layouts at the moment so I've only completed 1 class. This was designed by Marlene and was entitled 'The devil wears Prada'. I've used some of my new Pink Petticoat images. I've coloured the background paper to make it fit with the red and black theme. The ribbon, flower and buckle are far too old for me to remember where or when I got them.


Saturday, 26 April 2008

Girly... but blue

The challenge over on Tilda & Co this week is to create something with a feminine theme... but using the colour blue. So after a lot of creative mess... I came up with this card. In the process of wondering what to do I discovered a corner punch I bought back in November and had never used! (I have too much stuff)! The girl and the tulip background are both Magnolia, flowers are from a punch.

Thursday, 24 April 2008

Caardvarks - black and white + 1

What a great challenge this week from the team at Caardvarks - black and white plus one other colour.

I chose bright, girly pink as my other colour. The image and background paper are from Pink Petticoat I just love the glamourous undies in the 'Cheekies' set! The undies are coated with pale pink glitter glue so they really sparkle! Diamantes by Kaiser Craft, huge flower from my stash and the happy birthday greeting is a rubon by Pebbles Inc.

My Paper World sketch 8

I really like these sketches from My Paper World, there is so much you can do with them.
For this card I have used an image and background paper from Pink Petticoat. I've coloured the handbag and just a few flowers on the background paper. The sparkly diamantes are by Kaiser Craft, flowers, spacer beads and brads are from my stash. The greeting is a rubon by Pebbles Inc.

Friday, 18 April 2008

It's a man's world

The theme of this weeks challenge on the Cute Card Thursday blog is 'It's a man's world' - we would like to see your cards made for the men/boys in your life''.

The cute dinosaur is from a set by Woodware called 'Dino Friends'. The background paper is by K&Co from the Small Wonders Boy range. I stamped some extra balloons which are mounted on foam pads. The strings are doodled lines and I have used rubons for the Happy Birthday greeting. The green ribbon brads are from Poppicrafts.

Friday, 11 April 2008

Things with wings...

'Things with wings' is this weeks challenge on the Cute Card Thursday blog.

I used a cute little bird stamp by Imaginisce, coloured with watercolour pencils then added a doodle border with a black pen. The patterned paper mat is also by Imaginisce, I used a wavy blade on my paper trimmer to edge the plain pink cardstock.

Wednesday, 9 April 2008

Funky Fairys challenge

I found a new challenge blog to play on at Funky Fairys :) This weeks challenge is to make a card for boys or men.

I've used the Sk8ter Boy stamp by Sugar Nellie, coloured with watercolour pencils. The papers are from the 'Extreme Boy' range by Junkitz. I added some star brads to match the stars on the skateboard and the greeting is a rubon by Pebbles Inc.

Tuesday, 8 April 2008

Daring Cardmakers - shrink to fit

No, it's not another shrink plastic challenge.. it's the theme of this weeks challenge at Daring Cardmakers. The challenge is to cover no more than a 5 x 5 cm area on a regular sized card with your design. A small sentiment is allowed, but the card should have lots of white space.

Although this card is simple, it was so hard just to keep to the 5 x 5 cm rule! I stamped a Magnolia baby carriage, added a little colour and cut it out. It's mounted on a blue scalloped square mat which measures exactly 5 x 5 cms! The small sentiment stamp is by Daisy Bucket.

Shrink Plastic

The theme for this weeks challenge on Rainbow Lady's challenge blog is to use shrink plastic. I'd never used any on cards before so I had to put my thinking cap on for this one!

I used a Versafine inkpad to stamp the Magnolia tree onto the shrink plastic. It's a big stamp so I wasn't sure how much it would shrink down to or how well the details would show! I coloured the image with pencils and added a doodle border with a black permanent pen. The colours really intensified when I shrank the image and I was pleased that you can still see the details on the bark and leaves. I kept the card design really simple, just a scoreline on the front panel to open the card and two holes punched for the ribbon tie. The sentiment is a rubon by pebbles Inc.

Sunday, 6 April 2008

Winged things

I got these fab birds the other day at Pink Petticoat and they were just perfect for the challenge over on Caardvarks, "winged things". Papers on this card were free a while ago from a magazine. Sentiment again is a rub on.

Cute Transport

This weeks challenge on Cute Card Thursday is "Planes, Trains and automobiles". I have this cute stamp of a wedding car. I've used Imaginisce Loves me papers, flowers not sure what they are. Sentiment is a Pebbles rub on.

Black and Orange!!!

These are yummy colours... not ones I would choose to use together on a card but the challenge over on Theme Thursday is to use just these two colours.

I created the orange background by inking a culltebug embossing folder and then putting it through the machine in the usual way. The ink was a Tangerine chalk pad. The flowers were punched with my fabby new woodware punch, I got mine from Crafts U Love. Then just some orange and black stickles in the flower centres.

Tuesday, 1 April 2008

My Time to Craft - Furry Friends

Another great challenge on the My Time to Craft blog this week - Furry Friends.

I love the Tilda's cat stamp, so cute! I watercoloured Tilda and her cat before cutting them out and mounting them onto the card on foam pads. The sentiment stamps are from a See-D's set and I added some buttons tied through with ribbon and some Prima leaves.